The St. Mary’s Update | January 26, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update | January 26, 2024

The St. Mary’s Update

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Seeking His Treasures

Friday, February 16th | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 17th | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This two-day retreat will equip you to go out and evangelize in your community! We offer a deeper understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit, we provide teachings on God’s healing power and how much he is still alive today and, we train and equip God’s people to be ministers of the great commission.

News and Notes

Permission – the Story of Fr. Bob Bedard in Final Crowdfunding Stage

A new film from Kevin Dunn explores the life and times of longtime St. Mary’s pastor Fr. Robert Bedard— known to thousands as simply ‘Fr. Bob’—and whose cause for canonization is now being petitioned. It delves into his humble upbringing in Ottawa, his private yet profound calling to priesthood, and includes interviews with past students, Companions priests, and close associates such as Dr. Ralph Martin, Bishop Scott McCaig, CC, Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC and others who knew him best. Currently, funds are being raised for post-production, with the aim of releasing the film in October of this year. Donations, regardless of size, will play a pivotal role in making this cinematic endeavour a reality, preserving and celebrating a legacy that transcends borders and generations!

2023 Tax Receipts

Tax Receipts are now available for pick-up at the back of the Church. They are organized in alphabetical order. Please pick them up as soon as you are able.

For MEn

Men’s Night Out

Wednesday, January 31st | 6:30 pm | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

Chase away the winter blues. Join the men of the parish for a games night of ping pong, cards, and crokinole in the Parish Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served for a free-will offering. RSVP by January 28th by email to

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, February 10th | 7:00 am – 8:30 am | St. Mary’s Parish Hall

All men are invited to our monthly Men’s Breakfast presented by the Knights of Columbus! Join us for an inspiring morning with a delicious, continental breakfast – all while supporting a good cause. This month, Deacon Dave Mulcair will be speaking on the theme: “Rooted in the Word”. Tickets are $10 at the door supporting Chesterton Academy. RSVP by emailing

For Young Adults

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, January 28th | 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Eggspectation

Join Bayswater & Young after Mass on January 28th for Sunday brunch! For young adults ages 20-35 – bring a friend!

From the Servants of the Cross

Virtual Come and See

February 8th-10th | Zoom

Looking for some direction in your vocation? Join us for a three day experience as we launch into hearing God’s voice for our lives.

Praise and Worship | Talks | Accompaniment | Community


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